Writing Coach for Kids: How You Can Help

Screen Shot from WriterCoach Connection, image of coach and student; writing coach for kidsIf you like writing and want to help kids, you may want to be a writing coach for children. This past Christmas I donated to a local San Francisco Bay Area organization that brings writing coaches into the local schools. I run my business full-time so don’t have time to go to work directly with children, yet. I really like this organization, and want to share with you about them.

From http://www.writercoachconnection.org/what-we-do.html,

“Since 2000-01, WriterCoach Connection has been taking teams of trained community volunteers into public-school classrooms to bring one-on-one support to students, helping them to become clear and confident writers. Unlike after-school tutoring programs, WCC’s coaching is closely coordinated with teachers’ current assignments and learning goals and reaches every student in a class. This inclusiveness eliminates the stigma associated with remediation and ensures that struggling writers who might otherwise fall through the cracks receive the help they need and may not seek on their own.”

To learn about WriterCoach Connection, and watch their 9-minute video, go here: http://www.writercoachconnection.org/what-we-do.html.

If you want to get involved, give them a call. you can also donate online.

Resources

If you’re curious about being a writing coach, you can check out the Creativity Coaching Association, which is where I got my basic coaching training.

If you’re looking for writing help for your child(ren), check out my colleague’s groups: Parents of Bay Area Teen Writers and Parents of Bay Area Young Writers.

If you have other resources for writing coaching training and support, let me know and I’ll add it to this unofficial resource list.

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